Saturday, 28 December 2013

Best Benefit - Christmas Present

Hello Chicas!!!

I hope you all had a splendid Chirstmas!  I had a lovely time back in my home time with my family - and even though it was me who ended up cooking lots of the Christmas dinner, everybody seemed to enjoy it!

Below is what my darling sister got me - the best of benefit as she knows I'm a sucker for all things Bene!

It's pint sized versions of their number one products and though I've tried them all before I'm super excited to have this as their small enough to go in my handbag to carry everywhere with me!

It features:

1) Benefit POREfessional - I love this mattifying primer
2) They're real Mascara - fantastic separating mascara that comes out in the blackest of blacks
3) Hoola Bronzer - SO happy to have this as it's my number one personally as it has zero shimmer and comes out beautifully natural but gives a real sun kissed glow
3) Cheek stain - honestly - I hate this...nothing personal but I really hate all cheek stains as their come out unevenly and un naturally
4) Bo-ing concealer - perfect for under eyes and contouring, I didn't have this so mega pleased to see this one!
5)High Beam highlighter - LOVE this gives such a beautiful glow on the cheeks

On the whole , i love 5 of the 6 which isn't bad at all! So thankful to have received it as it is just full of goodies!

Did you ugys get anything nice this Christmas?? Let me know!!
xxxFiocco Bianco xxx

Saturday, 21 December 2013

The Vintage Cosmetic Company - False Eyelashes

 Hey Dolls!

I've had the pleasure of trying out a fairly new UK brand of false eyelashes by the Vintage Cosmetic Company.  They have beautifully packaged products in bright pastel colours and a fun sense of identity naming all their different styles of eyelashes with a different girls name, Betty, Connie, Gracie, Kitty and Nancy.

But, it's not just a pretty package, the lashes themselves are absolutely fabulous.

Me, wearing the Gracie pair of The Vintage Cosmetic Company lashes

The reason why I prefer The Vintage Cosmetic Company lashes (link) to other false lashes (*cough* eyelure) are for a couple of reasons.

1) I am in love with the various styles.  The choice of lashes is more natural and more flattering.  The various styles aim to accentuate your lashes rather than give you a ridiculous transvestite set of falsies.  As you can see in the picture of me above wearing 'Gracie' the look is delicate yet feminine.

2.)These are re-useable and after taking them off they look just as good as new whereas other brands become spidery and don't look half as good for the second application.

3.) The glue holds much better meaning that you have great looking lashes all night without them creeping off at the end of the night.

As you can see they also do tweezers and a few makeup brushes which I can't wait to try out as I was so impressed my the falsies.

All lashes are available from or Boots and retail for £6.00.

*gifted lashes

Friday, 20 December 2013

Gift ideas for HER featuring Victoria's Secret

Any of you guys out there struggling to get that special girl in your life something special??  Or maybe you just have a close relationship with your girl friends and want to get them something they'll love this Christmas? Or maybe you just want to treat yourself to some Victoria's Secret's treasures

Here are a couple of simple gift ideas for her which are absolutely fool proof and come from Victoria's Secret.

Victoria's Secret, known for their beautiful Angels has quality behind all the marketing.  The briefs are well made and fit beautifully making them well worth the extra few pounds.

Victoria's Secret Gift Ideas for Her
Victoria's Secret Wonder Wish Sheer Love

VIctoria's Secret Dark Blue Lace Briefs

I fell in love with these Victoria Secret dark lace full briefs - sexy but subtle and so comfortable!  It is so worth having that special pair of underwear that fits so well but makes you look like the goddess you are!

Next up, is the Wonder Wish gift set complete with fragrance, body moisturizer and shower gel.  The fragrance is to die for, and it's even started to replace my normal perfumes.  The same goes for the body moisturizer and shower gel.  It says it's white cotton flavor, but to me it's more like melon, really sweet and moreish!

All of these items are available on line at or from any of their branches!

And if you're not getting it for somebody else, it's a great treat to yourself!!!

Kisses Fiocco Bianco xxx

Thursday, 19 December 2013

I met X factor star Hannah Barrett!

I'm not sure if this is really worth chronicling as a post on mt beauty blog, but I met the fantastic Hannah Barrett from X factor at a celebrity meet and greet! She is absolutely hilarious in real life and so so nice! 

As it was a work event I had to dress smart so I've just got on a half sleeve and knee length black Max Mara dress with silk round collar and elasticated waist band. But I much preferred Hannah's cool baseball jacket!

I work for a beauty brand so I had to have pretty flawless makeup which stayed in place which I did with Benefit porefessional.  I also straightened my hair and kept it sleek with Elnett hair spray.  

It was a great event and I can't wait to go to another one!!

Lots of Love

Fiocco Bianco

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

What to buy HIM for Christmas from Bonobos

I have a fair few men to buy for at Christmas and this is totally out of my territory.  I have no problem at all buying for women - I just go to any beauty department and fill my basket with treasures for hair and beauty.  This trick doesn't work so well for guys, unfortunately.  Not that these places don't have grooming products for men, but the ones I know get by on just shower gel and a toothbrush.

But, I have discovered a beautiful website called Bonobos (link) which is dedicated to helping  women like me and you find the perfect gifts for the men in our lives.

I love things that you don't find on the high street.  Fashion should be individual and all of their items are beautifully made an unique.  I can't wait to get my hands on the Camden Tweed Jacket (link) which is perfect for keeping that guy in your life looking on trend in a style that both you and he appreciate!

Camden Tweed Jacket (link)

I think this would go beautifully with a cable knit sweater.  And if you're going for a cable knit it has to be comfortable.  This is why the perfect Christmas gift would be Bonobos' Italian Cashmere Monticello sweater  ( link).  I love the warm Camel shade which would match beautifully with the tweed jacket above.

The Monticello Cable knit jumper from Bonobos

There's so much to choose from  but I love this site's quality and originality  Make sure you pay them a visit if you're having troubles finding the perfect gift for that special someone as it really has blown me away with its choices this Christmas!

Find them here:

Fiocco Bianco xx

ASOS midi Bodycon dress for the Christmas Party OOTD

Why Hello my Lovely Ladies!

It's that Christmas Party time of year and me and my friends decided to hold our own Christmas Party and booked a delicious meal at Central and Co in Soho.

Somehow, all my friends managed to co-ordinate in Monochrome outfits but I went for a more festive, Burgundy midi bodycon dress by Club L available from ASOS (available here).

It's half price and so is now an absolute bargain at just £10.00 and I would recommend you all to get your hands on one as I think its covers you up but makes the most of your figure.  And all this without breaking the bank!

ASOS midi bodycon dress by Club L - available here

I think its absolutely perfect for the Christmas part season as it's a fun step away from the LBD.  Because if you can't wear Burgundy at Christmas when can you!?  It's super comfortable and I love that it has half sleeves and goes down to the knees.  I matched it with black suede ankle boots and a leather jacket.

Will you be getting your hands on this little gem for Christmas? I'm now tempted to get it in other colours....this midi bodycon dress really has impressed!

Lots of love!!

Fiocco Bianco xxxx

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

YSL Makeup of the Day

Merry Christmas my Beauties!

Here is my makeup of the day!  They're a mix of my favorite items all from YSL and all would make great stocking fillers this Christmas for the girls.  I like to keep to a theme and these all look beautiful with their golden packaging to make for great presents.

Lips - YSL Golden Gloss 15 (link) which contains real pieces of gold and I've chosen a deep raspberry shade (can there be anything more festive!?)
Base - YSL Youth Liberator Serum (link) just a drop of this lets your foundation sit perfectly whilst providing great anit ageing effects
Highlighter YSL touche eclat 2.5 (link) under the eyes and on the arch of the eyebrows and a touch on the top of the cheeks to highlight
Foundation YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation B50 (link) a light foundation that provides great coverage without being greasy.  A definite must for every single girl ever.  Comes in a tonne of shades.
Mascara YSL Baby Doll (link) a deep black mascara that creates long elegant lashes.
Eyebrow pencil YSL glazed brown eyebrow pencil (link).  Defines the eyebrows to frame the face.  Creates beautifully defined brows.

Makeup of the Day by YSL - featuring golden gloss 15 (link)
And there we have it - the YSL makeup look of the day featuring Golden Gloss 15.  Be sure to treat a lucky lady in your life to one of these....even if it is yourself!!

Lots of Love

Fiocco Bianco xxxxxxx

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

WIN £1000 of Damaris Lingerie this Christmas!

Do you want to win £1,000 worth of Damaris lingerie? 

This luxurious lingerie brand is gifting over £1000 of Damaris Lingerie to its lucky winners this Christmas!  You will can win this amazing prize by just entering their social media competition just by commenting on THIS post from the 1st of December to the 20th of December.  

Damaris will choose at random one entry as the winner of £1,000 worth of Damaris lingerie of the 20th of December from all of their social media entries. It gets even better - Damaris will also choose a further 5 lucky runner-ups to receive £100 worth ofDamaris lingerie! So there are lots of chances to win! The Winners will be notified on the 20th of December. It is up to the winners to reply with their wish list straight away, so that the items can get delivered just in time for Christmas.

Damaris Knicker Bocker Glory - comment below for a chance to win £1000 of their lingerie

Damaris Raspberry Ripple - comment on the post for a chance to win £1000 of their lingerie

Some more details about this fabulous competition and how to win 

***You Must COMMENT on this blog post and let me know which social media channels you've used to publicise the Damaris Christmas competition e.g. Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and link to your account.  There is one entry per form channel per person and spammers / robots will be discounted. ***

Get your friends to enter too, as the more people who enter and leave a comment with their relevant links on my blog , the more chances you have of winning the £1000 worth of lingerie.   As a blogger, I am in the chance to win £500 worth of lingerie too! The blogger with the most reader entrants wins this prize so enter via as many channels as you can with a link to your account so it can be verified!

(Please note, best efforts will get you your prize in time for Xmas - but post is unreliable! Full details of terms and conditions can be found on

Need some Help? - 

So my beautiful girlies, get commenting!!! I look forward to reading all of your comments after you have entered this amazing competition! Please share this fantastic competition with all your friends and family and get entering. Remeber to leave a comment on this blog to validate your entry and to say which form of social media you used to enter!! 

Remember, the more social media channels you use, the more likely that £1000 will be yours!!!So tweet and post away! 

Good Luck my gorgeous people, and get commenting to WIN £1000 of luxury lingerie


PS.  Damaris will also be offering from the 1st of December free delivery worldwide* and a promotion of getting £100 free when you spend £300 or more in one transaction! (See the Damaris website for full details and terms and conditions

BIG HAIR - Batiste XXL Dry Shampoo vs Plumping powder

Hey my lovely ladies, 

I love big hair, and getting into the Christmas Season, the bigger the better!  To achieve the big volumous hair look, I used to back-comb a bit with some hair spray, but that can leave you a bit sitcky and crispy in the morning.  This is why I've started to achieve big hair with dry shampoo, which leaves your hair refreshed and looking good in the morning.

Batiste have launched their XXL range including plumping powder and dry shampoo.   I decided to try them out to see which was better for super huge hair!

Batiste XXL Plumping powder vs dry shampoo

Winner - Batiste XXL Dry Shampoo (link) - I love this as it is an easy spray that cleans your greasy hair whilst adding some va va voom.  It is a very light formula that blends into your hair easily with no white patches.  Also, in the morning you can't feel that it was there, but does give you the volume you need when you add it which lasts all night.

Loser - Batiste XXL Plumping powder (link)  - technically, this gave a lot more volume.  So if your looking for the biggest hair then I would reccomend this.  However, as formulas go, I prefer the Dry Shampoo spray as it is lighter than the powder.  This powder provides more oomph but you can feel it in your hair the next day which is why it didn't win the battle for me!

But, if you're looking for big hair this Christmas, be sure to try one of these Batiste  XXL out, as its a great way to add volume with none of the stickiness of hair spray!!

The RRP is £3.99 and is available from Boots and Superdrug.

*PR Sample